UCFB & GIS

Location London, Manchester, Miami
Established 2011
Famous Courses Football and Sports Business, Finance, Law, Media, Marketing
Key Information
Location London, Manchester, Miami
Established 2011
Famous Courses Football and Sports Business, Finance, Law, Media, Marketing

Overview

University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a world first in higher education, offering undergraduate university degrees in the football and sports industry. UCFB provides an exceptional environment to live and learn in, with state-of-the-art facilities in two inspirational campuses in London and Manchester, which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

For Master’s programmes, UCFB’s Global Institute of Sport (GIS) offers a ground-breaking Master’s degree portfolio utilising a global network of industry leaders and its elite stadium venues in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. GIS also hosts a world-class executive education portfolio led by VSI Executive Education (VSI), professional qualifications for students, graduates and sports business people, and an Industry Advisory Board packed with leading names in the world of sport.

In addition to the unique degree and executive education programmes, UCFB and GIS also offer an Employability and Enrichment programme of best-in-class executive speakers and exceptional work experience opportunities. Previous guest speakers have included England manager Gareth Southgate; BBC Sport presenter Gabby Logan and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez. UCFB and GIS also have a number of partnerships with some of the leading names in sport, including The Football Association, League Managers Association, Watford FC, The National League, Rugby Football League and Hashtag United, giving students access to some of the biggest and best minds in football and sport.

Over 90% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, with two thirds of those working within the football and sports industry. For Master’s graduates, 92% are in employment within six months of graduating, with 82% of those working within football and sport. Our graduates work at the likes of The Football Association, Manchester United, The Rugby Football League and EDP Soccer in the US.

Services for International Students

Our International License is currently being reviewed which means at this moment we are unable to accept international applications who require a Tier 4 Visa to study in the UK. Once the review is finalised and we have a definitive outcome, all students who’ve expressed an interest in studying at UCFB and GIS will be notified.

However, we have a range of incredible online degrees available to International students. Click here to find out more.

Accommodation

UCFB has partnered with Unite Students at both the Wembley and Etihad campus to ensure students have access to comfortable and secure accommodation close to both campuses.

Arch View House at First Way, Wembley and Mill Point, Manchester, are available for students studying at UCFB.

Location

UCFB’s UK campuses are located in the thriving cities of London and Manchester. With the iconic Wembley Stadium & Etihad Stadium at the heart of both campuses, UCFB and GIS students have access to a host of unique and unrivalled facilities, designed to help enhance the on-campus experience and help you kick off your career in football and sport.

In 2022, GIS officially opened its first North American campus at Inter Miami CF’s DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. The first course to be taught at the campus is the MSc Sports Directorship, with more courses set to be launched in the future.

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